KEN­NEL CLUB OKS TWO DOG BREEDS

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

new york» A hair­less ter­rier and an an­cient North African hound are ready to run with the pack of dog breeds rec­og­nized by the Amer­i­can Ken­nel Club.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion an­nounced Tues­day that the Amer­i­can hair­less ter­rier and the sloughi have joined 187 other rec­og­nized breeds. The new­com­ers can now com­pete in most AKC shows and com­pe­ti­tions.

The two new breeds are dif­fer­ent in many ways, but “both breeds make won­der­ful com­pan­ions for the right fam­ily,” AKC spokes­woman Gina DiNardo said.

Many Amer­i­can hair­less ter­ri­ers are, as ad­ver­tised, bare-skinned. Oth­ers have short coats but carry the hair­less gene. The sloughi, also called the Ara­bian grey­hound, was de­vel­oped to hunt game as big as gazelles. The As­so­ci­ated Press

The two new breeds an­nounced Tues­day are the Amer­i­can hair­less ter­rier, top, and sloughi.

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